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Update wiped out all maps on my Magellan Maestro 3140

I was updating the software on my 3140 and now when I press the map button I get this response- "Map Initialization Status: Please insert SD card with map" . The SD CArd is in the machine it just wont recognize that it's there. All the menus work theres just no data. I've already tried all the obvious things. Also tried another card formatted in a friends identical machine I'm using a 1 gig sandisk. Please Show me your brilliance and don't make me go to Ft Worth.

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  • hOTline214
    hOTline214 Jan 31, 2008

    I don't believe it's a format problem because it would not recognize 2 other cards that had worked in in 2 different 3140s. I'm not sure how the card was formatted because I had my cousin do the install for me on his PC. I have a Mac and they aren't compatible (as usual). He had just done 2 other updates this week so I know he was doing it correctly. 
    I think it might be a bad card reader. There must be a way to get the data in through the USB port. 


    Thanks for your response.

  • George Bill
    George Bill Nov 26, 2008

    Same problem with 3140, it took 20 minutes to take the new software package, looked like it was fine. Turned it off and on, and that's all she wrote, I am usually pretty good with this stuff from burning eproms down, but i cannot get either of my XP or even tried Vista. No go, it dosent see the gps, nothing, reset with and without memory card, got it opened up thinking maybe if I disconnect the power completely I could reset it. It just goes on and off to the blue welcome screen, how do I get a usb driver into this thing so I cand push the files back in, thanks

  • michael8877 Dec 07, 2008

    maps are all gone cursor sits with a question mark and the gps is not working missing tab to push this is a nightmare

  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2009

    no gprs

  • 123worker Mar 23, 2009

    I have a similar problem. /somehow, by me , not sure how. wiped my map, I was in brazil for a while , now like the first person, I cannot at all get going. I cannot get on to my GPS at all. Is everythingerased on the "chip" (sorry for not knowing anything with computers).


    I just want to go travelling again merrily.... 

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U frmat it how in fat 16 ? or ntsc

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Need to install drivers first. computer will reconize it as a mass storage device. look for it in the my computer center, usually called TFat. You will need to install all the files in manually.

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